The 92ndEast-West Shrine Game is scheduled for 2 p.m. (CT) on Saturday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The players on the West squad will be coached by a staff headed up by Vikings Defensive Coordinator George Edwards.
Edwards was selected by a committee and then able to build a staff to help prepare this week for Saturday's game. Edwards was joined by Vikings assistants Hank Fraley, Andrew Janocko and Kevin Stefanski.
Here's a look at the players they've worked with this week:
Gunner Kiel | Cincinnati | QB
Kiel threw a combined 50 touchdowns as a sophomore and junior but played just six games in 2016 as a senior.
Wes Lunt | Illinois | QB
Started the majority of three seasons for Illinois after transferring from Oklahoma State.* *
Zach Terrell | Western Michigan | QB
Terrell had a 33-to-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio and threw for 3,533 yards in 2016.
Eli McGuire | Louisiana-Lafayette | RB
McGuire scored 42 career rushing touchdowns in four seasons for the Ragin' Cajuns.
Dare Ogunbowale | Wisconsin | RB
Ogunbowale began his career as a walk-on defensive back before switching to running back in 2014.
Joseph Williams | Utah | RB
Williams retired in September, un-retired in October and rushed for 1,407 yards this season.
Billy Brown | Shepherd | WR
Brown was second in all of Division II with 1,580 receiving yards and 22 touchdown receptions.
Austin Carr | Northwestern | WR
The walk-on had 1,247 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in 2016 and is an accomplished composer, singer and pianist.
Trey Griffey | Arizona | WR
The son of baseball Hall of Famer, Ken Griffey, Jr., caught 23 passes for 382 yards in 2016.
Karel Hamilton | Samford | WR
Hamilton had 1,389 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns catches as a senior.
Gabe Marks | Washington State | WR
Marks holds the Pac-12 record for career receptions with 316. He had 89 grabs for 894 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior.
Jalen Robinette | Air Force | WR
Robinette increased his touchdown total in all four seasons with the Falcons.
Jordan Westerkamp | Nebraska | WR
Westerkamp is one of four receivers in Nebraska history to amass at least 2,000 receiving yards.
Blake Jarwin | Oklahoma State | TE
Jarwin caught the fifth and final touchdown of his career in Oklahoma State's Alamo Bowl win against Colorado.
Taylor McNamara | USC | TE
The Southern California native played two seasons at Oklahoma before transferring to USC.
Michael Roberts | Toledo | TE
Roberts had 45 catches this season, 16 of which went for touchdowns. He is listed at 6-foot-5 and 270 pounds.
Gavin Andrews | Oregon State | C
Missed all of 2015 season with a foot injury but played in all 12 games this season.
Erik Austell | Charleston Southern | T
Austell led the Buccaneers with 84 knockdown blocks and helped pave the way for the FCS's sixth-best rushing attack.
Avery Gennesy | Texas A&M | T
Made All-SEC First Team and had 25 career starts for the Aggies.
Geoff Gray | Manitoba | G
Gray is seeking to become the third Manitoba player drafted. The most recent one was in 1976 when the Vikings took running back Ron Groce.
Tobijah Hughley | Louisville | C
Hughley blocked for Lamar Jackson, the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner.
Zach Johnson | North Dakota State | G
The native of Apple Valley, Minnesota appeared in 59 career games with the Bison after playing for Eastview High School.
Storm Norton | Toledo | T
The Toledo native was a two-time All-MAC first-team selection at left tackle for the Rockets.
Chase Roullier | Wyoming | C
Roullier, a native of Savage, spent the first three seasons at Wyoming as a guard. He started on the defensive line for three years at Burnsville High School.
Victor Salako | Oklahoma State | T
Spent first two seasons at the University of Alabama at Birmingham before transferring to Oklahoma State after UAB's program was dissolved.
Sam Tevi | Utah | T
Began career as defensive tackle before switching to the offensive side of the ball in 2014.
Hunter Dimick | Utah | DE
The Utah native had 14.5 sacks as a senior and finished with 29.5 for his career.
Darius English | South Carolina | DE
Led Gamecocks in sacks (9.0) and tackles for loss (13.0) this season.
Jeremiah Ledbetter | Arkansas | DE
Ledbetter transferred from a community college and had 7.5 tackles for loss in each of two seasons with Razorbacks.
Avery Moss | Youngstown State | DE
Moss totaled 10.5 sacks, 17.5 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles for the Penguins.
Deatrich Wise, Jr. | Arkansas | DE
Wise recorded 16.5 sacks and 23 tackles for loss in 50 collegiate games.
Josh Augusta | Missouri | DT
Augusta, who played in all 52 games during his college career, won a state shot put title in high school.
Ralph Green, III | Indiana | DT
Green earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention had 8.5 tackles for loss at nose tackle.
B.J. Singleton | Houston | DT
Singleton attended Destrehan High School, the same school that produced former Ravens safety Ed Reed.
Josh Tupou | Colorado | DT
Tupou recorded 13.5 tackles for loss in 46 career games for the Buffaloes.
Kevin Davis | Colorado State | LB
Davis racked up a career-high 19 tackles against rival Colorado in 2016 on way to being named All-Mountain West Second Team.
Jimmie Gilbert | Colorado | LB
The All-Pac-12 First Teamer forced six fumbles during his senior season for the Buffaloes.
Paul Maglorie, Jr. | Arizona | LB
Magloire began the season as a safety but switched the linebacker halfway through 2016 campaign.
Calvin Munson | San Diego State | LB
Munson went 9-0 with 0.64 ERA as starting pitcher in senior year of high school. He was taken in 31st round of 2013 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.
Hardy Nickerson, Jr. | Illinois | LB
The son of former NFL linebacker Hardy Nickerson, who was Illinois defensive coordinator in 2016, Nickerson transferred from Cal for his final college season.
Kenneth Olugbode | Colorado | LB
Honorable Mention on 2016 All-Pac-12 team had five career fumble recoveries in 45 career games.
Treston DeCoud | Oregon State | CB
DeCoud's cousin, Thomas, spent seven seasons with the Falcons and Panthers.
TyQuwan Glass | Fresno State | CB
Glass led the Bulldogs with four interceptions in his only season with the team after beginning his career at community college.
Ashton Lampkin | Oklahoma State | CB
Lampkin snagged his only interception of the season in Alamo Bowl win over Colorado.
Fabian Moreau | UCLA | CB
An Honorable Mention for the All-Pac-12 Team, Moreau led the Bruins with 10 passes defensed.
Aarion Penton | Missouri | CB
Penton recorded an SEC-high five interceptions and a team-best 12 pass breakups during his senior season.
Randall Goforth | UCLA | S
Goforth was part of a Bruins secondary that surrendered a Pac-12 low 12 touchdown passes on the season.
Jadar Johnson | Clemson | S
Johnson played with current Vikings defensive backs Mackensie Alexander and Jayron Kearse in Clemson's secondary.
Leon McQuay, III | USC | S
McQuay had 50 total tackles and eight passes defensed in 13 games during his senior season for the Trojans.
Weston Steelhammer | Air Force | S
Besides having one of the best names in college football, Steelhammer led the Falcons with seven interceptions.
Orion Stewart | Baylor | S
Stewart was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week in September after recording eight tackles and two interceptions against SMU.
Tedric Thompson | Colorado | S
Thompson led the Pac-12 with seven interceptions and was named second-team All-American.
Austin Rehkow | Idaho | P/K
Rehkow made 70 of 92 career field goals with a long of 50 yards. He also averaged 45.8 yards per punt with a long of 73 yards.